The tribological properties of ultrasonic nanocrystalline surface modification (UNSM) treated Al6061-T6 alloy were investigated at various normal loads under dry sliding conditions. Electron backscattering diffraction (EBSD) analysis revealed a microstructure alteration of about 70 μm in thickness generated by the UNSM technique. The friction test results showed that the friction coefficient and wear rate of the UNSM-treated specimen reduced by about 25 and 20% compared to that of the UNSM-free specimen, respectively. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) results showed that the oxide percentage on the worn surface increased, but that of carbon percentage decreased after the UNSM treatment.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering
- Surfaces and Interfaces
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films